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Lanthanoids

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Thu February 28, 2008

) Lanthanoids mainly exhibit +3 oxidation state. In addition, they show lower oxidation state of +2 and higher oxidation state of +4. Actinoids also exhibit +3 oxidation state. In addition, they show a wide range of higher oxidation states from +4 to +7. This is due to comparable energies of 5f, 6d and 7s orbitals in actinoids.                                                                   

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